Ok I give in


Mai 27 2006, 23h04

One of those populist journal questionaire thingies:

Edit: oh lord I shouldn't have underlined the questions

1. What are you listening to right now?
Sugar Hiccup
Haven't listened to this track (and album) for ages...

2. What song makes you sad?
Cemetery Gates party cause it reminds me of DGD and partly becasue it reminds me of a painful personal experience

3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
Gotta be that 'annoying thing' song or something like that... THAT should make people depressed, not listening to emo

4. You all time favourite band?
Tough one... probably Joy Division by a whisker over Opeth and DJ Shadow

5. Your newly discovered band is?
Enslaved Got the new album and was hugely impressed by it and started working through their back catalogue. I love their older, more conventional black metal stuff too. Russian Circles Love their new album too... not particularly innovative, but it still seems perfect to me.

6. Best Female Voice?
Lisa Gerrard... but I adore Kate Rogers' voice too

7. Best Male Voice?
Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth predictably

8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
Metal. I was into other genres initially but it seems to have sucked me in =/. I'm trying to get into math/noise rock stuff like Don Caballero now but avoiding the music I already like is hard

9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
Napalm Death, fast-tempo Amon Tobin, thrash artists like Death Angel

10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
I bought the new Jesu EP recently and found it's good to chill to. Also Herbie Hancock free-jazz stuff and anything by Boards of Canada

11. Last gig/concert you went to?
Decapitated with Biomechanical

12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
Ruun. And again. And again. And again... etc

13. Most hated band?
There isn't a most hated band per se, but I strongly dislike mainstream rap artists

14. Song that makes you think?
Anthing by Neurosis. I don't have to as much as when I first listened to them, but that first time I thought: 'Er.... what?'

15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
Porcupine Tree. Without a shadow of a doubt. I mean their material is hardly inaccessible both in terms of the listening experience and in terms of availiblilty

16. Coolest music video?
I don't watch them. MTV et al is one of my pet hates *feels a mini rant coming on*

17. Music video with the most babe watch?
See answer above

18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
Knowing my ability to wow women, something by Type O Negative >.<

19. Can you play a musical instrument?
Nope... my parents got me a junior drum kit when I was younger, but I wasn't into music then so I only used ti for a few years then got bored (doh!)

20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
Yep, too many to mention. Too many bruises to mention too (though I do remember getting a huge one on my leg after a Fear Factory gig)

21. Are you in a band?

23. Ever dated a musician?

24. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
Yes, but then I think I'd get confused with what music I'd make, given the types of music I like

25. Best chick band you know of?
Uh, Octavia?

26. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd etc?
I gave up listening to music radio years ago as well as using a CD player. I guess you can count Enter (The Transformed God Basement) as I listened to it off the CD while I was ripping it onto my HDD

27. What do you think of Classical music?
I'd enjoyed the stuff my dad used to play when I was younger, Bach, Wagner, etc. Pretty obvious stuff really but I haven't had the time to get more into it

28. What do you think of Country music?
Another untried experience really

29. What do you think of Death metal?
Love it! =D

30. Last BIG band that you saw live?
Saxon. If you mean big as in commercial success then it would have to be Iron Maiden at Reading Festival last year O.o

31. Are you a groupie?
Nah. Too lazy

32. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
Some black and folk metal in their native language... heh also that one (excellent track) by Sorskogen

33. What famous musician would you like to fuck!?
Er.. none. I want a nice quiet girl and we could live somewhere in the country with a nice cottage and grow our own food and have three kids and...

34. Worst concert moment?
Seeing the mighty Dark Tranquillity and having to put up with a bunch of damn kids calling for the next band, Chimaira. I have to admit I've never got that angry at a gig before: I wanted to drag them out of the crowd, chuck them out of the gig room and say 'F**k off if you can't appreciate a band as good as DT'

35. Funny concert moment?
Seeing the funny expression on Laurant from Pelican's face as he contemplates using the mic

36. Sad concert moment?

37. Best local act you can think of?
I don't go to local band nights, regrettably

38. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
Probably a drum kit. I deserve it.....

39. Do you listen to the radio?
see answer to 26.

40. Do you watch music TV?
see answer to 16

41. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?

42. Have you ever met any famous musicians?
Does Carmelo, Massimiliano and Giuseppe from Novembre count?

43. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?
My youngest sister has an acoustic guitar and is getting lessons, much to the annoyance of my other sister and myself (who weren't allowed them)

44. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
Silver Positive in a kind of separated way

45. Song that describes your life?
Smoke and Mirrors

46. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
Only for the bands I like alot

47. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?

48. What famous musician do you want to marry?
Uh, see answer to 33 I guess

49. Favourite movie sound track?
Fight Club. The Dust Brothers do a fine job.

50. Any musician pet peeves?
i can't think of any at the mo

51. What do your parents listen to?
My mum listens to awful Chinese pop with the singer wailing. My dad listens to old popular stuff (Pink Floyd, The Who, Simon and Garfunkel and classical

52. What are you listening to right NOW?
Gloom, Beauty and Despair Cheery stuff, eh?

53. Do you wear band T-shirts?
Yup, although I'm annoyed as I can't find my Joy Divison LWTUA t-shirt

54 What do you think of people who do?
Nothing wrong with being proud to show what music artist you like, even if I (or others) don't like them

55. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
None, really. My friends are into different music types so I dont' group together with others who are just into the same music. Anyway some metalheads probably wouldn't like the fact that I'm a huge Coldcut and Horace Silver fan

56. What song is stuck in your head right now?
I've Lived On The Dirt Road All My Life I love Dan Snaith's vocals... I guess I can see why I'd like Jesu's stuff too

57. Do you sing in the shower?
I certainly wouldn't do that, let alone subject otehrs to my singing too.

58. If so, what? If not, why not?
My voice is so deep I once fell into it and couldn't get out for five hours.

59. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
Rather be once I guess

60. How important is your partner's/friend's taste in music to you?
A few common liked-artists is good enough for me! At the end of the day, friendship > music (+1 cheese pt)

61. Hanson moves in next door to you, do you go introduce yourself, or do you arrange to beat them up?
Neither. I'm insular like that. Nah... I'd introduce myself but wouldn't lend them anything ^__^

62. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, you dig?
Would that require being loud, rude and scary? If so, count me out

63. Do you cook to music?
Yeah, just something instrumental like Explosions in the Sky to help past the time. Same goes for when I wash up the dishes


  • gaz_

    Well that was fun :P

    Mai 27 2006, 23h36
  • Teddeh

    Ah it wasted some time at least...

    Mai 27 2006, 23h49
  • prashanthan

    Mmm, I was thinking of getting Ruun yesterday while I was on one of my rare album shopping expeditions. Honestly, Virgin hardly has anything! The only things there even worth consideration for purchase were that and some Zyklon album. But £16.99 each? I think not.

    Mai 28 2006, 8h28
  • altairas_eye

    That was fun. A really nice guy who's into Death Metal. :-)

    Jun 7 2006, 13h13
  • Darkkobra

    i enjoyed reading that, i like your taste

    Ago 20 2008, 3h06
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